Hart’s War is a 2002 American thriller drama film about a World War II prisoner of war camp based on the novel by John Katzenbach.It stars Bruce Willis as Col. William McNamara and Colin Farrell as Lt. Thomas Hart.
Lieutenant Tommy Hart (Colin Farrell) is a second-year law student who is enlisted as an officer’s aide in World War II due to his father’s political pull. Shortly before the end of World War II, young, bright-eyed, First-Lieutenant Thomas Hart, a third-generation desk-warrior, is stationed in an office, miles away from any fighting. He meets the war only by accident and is taken, prisoner.
When he is captured and thrown into a German prisoner of war camp, he survives the interrogation, and witness courage and honor in the acts of his fellow-prisoners, who save him from certain death by sacrificing their belongings and even their own lives.
Later, top-ranking Colonel William McNamara (Bruce Willis) assigns him to defend Lieutenant Lincoln Scott (Terrence Howard), a black POW accused of murdering a fellow white prisoner against charges before an obviously racist American tribunal; unaware that the trial itself is only a front for the real secret of the prison camp. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero’s resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.
This movie is for those who crave honor, respect, courage, and integrity. Doing the right thing even when it cost you is always right and this movie highlights that. A movie that provokes many emotions with the ills of human nature and the ugliness of prejudice and racism; will profoundly demonstrate, things are not quite what they seem.